Please note entries for 2024 are now closed.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Entries + Registration

  • Solo R1595
  • Team of Two Relay R1900 (R950 per rider)
  • E-bike R1595
  • 50-Miler Solo R910

Entries are available here: 

https://facesadvendurance.howler.co.za/events/king-price-race-to-the-sun-2024-00e1

Gravel bikes are allowed. Modifications to your mountain bike are welcome as long as these modifications are safe for yourself and fellow competitors. Rigid forks and hardtails will do fine, as there is little to no corrugation on the roads. Although there are some tarred sections along the route, a road bike will not be able to handle the rest of the route.

GPS devices are compulsory. You need to be able to navigate the route with the supplied GPS maps. Basic markings will be in place, with route marshals along the way at any danger areas. If you have any questions regarding certain points, please contact info@advendurance.com.

We will have early registration on Thursday, 9 May at Lynnwood Cyclery from 09:00 – 17:00
1A, Willow Way Centre, Lynnwood Rd, The Willows, Pretoria, 0184

And Friday, 10 May at Complete Cyclist from 09:00 – 16:00
268 Main Rd, Bryanston, Sandton, 2194

Alternatively, you can register on the morning of the event, 11 May from 05:30 at Die Oewer Club, Hartbeespoort
Schoemansville Oewer Club
58 Waterfront St, Schoemansville, Hartbeespoort, 0216

At registration, we will confirm your entry with your name and surname or SAS board number. Please bring your SAS board to registration.
If you do not have a SAS board, you can buy one at registration for R60.

  • Every rider needs to have a new Pursuit (Previously known as SASeeding) timing board with the QR Code. You can order the Pursuit board online via Howler and collect at registration on the morning of the race, or purchase this at registration. The board will be allocated at registration. 
  • If you ordered the Pursuit (SASeeding timing) board online, you can collect at registration where this number will be allocated to you. 
  • When you arrive at the venue, we will scan either the qr code on your board, or if you do not have one, we will do a search on your name and surname, so be sure to give the correct registration information to the registration staff. 
  • You can view your race index on our new Portal, Pursuit – https://www.pursuit.africa/#/dashboard/my-results

Simply log into your Howler account and you will be able to do the substitution by yourself. 

Route files will be sent out to all participants sometime within the week before the event. All files will be sent through in GPX and Kml format. Please note that the King Price Race to the Sun route travels through privately owned land and pre-arranged venues where participants will not be able to travel through except on race day. Please respect that.

Free entry to Valley of the Waves will only be available to those who booked overnight accommodation at Sun City.

RACE DAY

100-Miler:

At Hartbeespoort, Die Oewer. The race will have a neutral start through town and tunnel with the official start on the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall. You will need a GPS device to navigate the route to Sun City.

50-Miler:

At the halfway point at Beestekraalkerk, Roodekoppies.

100-Miler:

It’ll be a batched start:

Elite Men | 06h45

Sub Vet Men | 06h50

Vet Men | 06h55

Master Men | 07h00

Racing Ladies | 07h05

Grand Master Men | 07h10 

A Batch | 07h15 

B, E, F, G, H, I Batch | 07h55

 

50-Miler:

A single group will start at 10h00.

  • Riders can book the vehicle transfer service via their Howler profile on the entry portal.
  • Riders who have booked the vehicle transfer service may drop their vehicles off at the Vehicle Transfer Drop Zone at the start venue.
  • Please remember to hand in your keys at the vehicle transfer gazebo in the parking area.
  • Your vehicle will be transferred to the Finish where you can collect the keys again.
  • Riders can book the 04h00 race shuttle to take them from Sun City to the Start line.
  • Book your morning shuttle directly with Fabian’s Bicycle Transport here https://bicycle-transport.co.za/product/race-to-the-sun-shuttle-and-bike-transport-morning-shuttle-2023/
  • Riders can book one of three afternoon shuttles back to Die Oewer after the race. 
  • The shuttles will leave as soon as each has reached capacity.
  • Estimate shuttle times: 14h00, 16h00 and 18h00.
  • Bikes will be transported back to Die Oewer with the shuttle so that you receive them immediately.

Book your afternoon shuttle directly with Fabian’s Bicycle Transport here: https://bicycle-transport.co.za/product/race-to-the-sun-shuttle-and-bike-transport-afternoon-shuttle-2023/

The qualifying time is 15km/h. Shuttle vehicles will be able to assist riders on route to the water stations or Sun City. Cut off will be enforced at 15km/h at selected water points. A strict cut-off time will be enforced at water point 2 at 13h00 and Waterpoint 5 at 17h30 with a soft cut off at Waterpoint 4 16h00.

As you cross the finish line your result will immediately be available on www.racetothesun.co.za/results. If you have any result related queries you’re welcome to send us a WhatsApp on 060 747 8286

  • Water point 1: Magalies Citrus at 52 km (Hydration station & Feeding Point)
  • Water point 2: Beestekraal Kerk at 78 km (Hydration station, Feeding Point, Relay handover & Spectator Point)
  • Water point 3: 106 km (Hydration station & Feeding Point)
  • Water point 4: Mogwase at 133 km (Hydration station & Feeding Point)
  • Water point 5: 153 km (Hydration station & Feeding Point)
  • Finish: Sun City at 165km

Water point 2 also serves as the Start of the 50-mile distance and Water points 3, 4 & 5 will be the 3 water points for the 50-miler.

Return to your nearest waterpoint or contact JP Nortje on 076 316 5225.

Yes.

100-Miler:
There will be separate podiums for male and female riders in each of their categories. View a breakdown of the prize money for the official race categories here: https://racetothesun.co.za/prize-money/
*Prize categories apply to Solo riders only.


50-Miler:

There will be no prize money for the 50-mile winners. The top 3 Overall contenders (male & female) will receive stunning prize hampers courtesy of our partners.

There will be a designated “Bag Drop” area at registration. There you can check-in your bag, receive a tag and collect it again at the finish. Bags will be transported via a shuttle service to Sun City.

Yes there will be at all water points

RELAY TEAMS

Two riders. The first rider will start at Hartbeespoort, Die Oewer and the second rider at Water Point 2 at Beestekraal Kerk, Roodekoppies 77 km into the race.

The first handover point for relay teams is at Beestekraal Kerk, Roodekoppies, which marks the 77-kilometre point. Here your timing chip will be scanned, and your teammate will start his/her leg of the race.

The first handover point for relay teams is at Roodekopjes Dam which marks the 77-kilometre mark. Here your timing chip will be scanned, and your teammates will start.

Yes. If a partner in a relay team doesn’t finish or complete the race, the remaining partner who does finish his/her leg will receive his/or medal at the end of that leg.

You will need to come to registration so we can change your category and distance.

SPECTATORS

  • Supporters should follow ONLY the dedicated supporter’s route to reach the supporter’s point at Halfway WP2 ( Beestekraal Kerk ) and the Finish.

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